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The 250 Job Interview Questions: You'll Most Likely Be Asked...and the Answers That Will Get You Hired!
     

The 250 Job Interview Questions: You'll Most Likely Be Asked...and the Answers That Will Get You Hired!

by Peter Veruki, Ken Kliban (Read by), Nona Pipes (Read by)
 

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Containing sample answers and explanations for 250 of the most common and challenging interview questions, this book helps prepare job seekers for any situation.

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Containing sample answers and explanations for 250 of the most common and challenging interview questions, this book helps prepare job seekers for any situation.

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Trudi Miller Rosenblum
This useful program advises job hunters to think long and hard about how they present themselves inteviews. Veruki breaks down the interview into 12 major parts and tell interviewees what points they should get across with each question. Some sample questions focus on why you enjoy working in the industry you're trying to get a job in, why you want to work for the company you're interviewing with, your strengths and talents, and what you want out of the job. Most importantly, interviewees should be specific, giving concrete examples of their accomplishments whenever possible. Veruki's narration is clear and straightforward and fits the tape's informative tone. Although most people listen to audiobooks in the car, this program might best be listened to at home so that listeners can take notes and pause the tape repeatedly to jot down their own answers to Veruki's questions.
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School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up-By following the advice of prominent career planning and human resources expert Peter Veruki, you'll have the right answer at your job interview. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Cari Noga
When job interviewers want a question answered, they don't write it down for the applicant to read. They ask it. That's why audio is an excellent way to present job hunting advice, and the question-and-answer format used by the director of career planning and placement at Vanderbilt University is particularly good. Male and female voices alternate answering an interviewer's questions, allowing all listeners to better imagine themselves in the interviewee's position.
The Q-and-A section is preceded by a primer on conducting a job search, from interview preparation to follow-up phone calls to thank-you notes. Given today's booming economy, where workers are an endangered species, some listeners may want to fast-forward through the rather basic information. It's worth listening to, however, in order to get the desired job, rather than the simply available job.
Once to the Q-and A, especially valuable are Veruki's suggestions for answering so-called negative questions. Job applicants can turn "Tell me about your weaknesses" to their advantage by citing a minor, early-career mistake, and explaining what they learned from it and how it improved their job performance, he says.
Veruki's suggested answers to some questions might inspire some debate. For instance, he recommends answering honestly when interviewers ask about present salary. Others would argue that it weakens the applicant's position when it comes to negotiating an offer.
In addition to suggesting answers, Veruki also dissects the questions. He explains the purpose behind asking it, and what applicants should strive for in answering it. The actual answers aren't always the point, he says; it's how the applicant handles the response that interviewers want to observe.
The audiobook would benefit from better organization, perhaps tied to a written guide or outline. The questions come seemingly at random, rather than following the flow of a typical job interview. Some are also repetitive. One question asks the applicant where they see themselves in five years. A later question asks the applicant about their long-term aspirations. Grouping these questions and others like them together would give listeners better strategies for answering multiple questions that vary on a theme.
Most of the questions are geared to those seeking jobs in the business world. A nod is made toward those seeking jobs in creative fields, like advertising. Befitting today's changing workforce, there is a section devoted to job seekers returning to the workforce after a long absence, career changers or students seeking their first job. This audiobook is a good investment for one's livelihood.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781885408327
Publisher:
Listen & Live Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Edition description:
Abridged, 2 Cassettes
Pages:
3
Product dimensions:
4.38(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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